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Gebruder Fleischmann GFN ca. 1945-1948 Tin Hand Painted Windup No. 526 Motorschiff (Baderdampfer) Ocean Liner Steamer Ship with Box *SOLD*

Gebruder Fleischmann GFN ca. 1945-1948 Tin Hand Painted Windup No. 526 Motorschiff (Baderdampfer) Ocean Liner Steamer Ship with Box

This ca. 1945-1948 tin, hand-painted, windup no. 526 “Motorschiff (Baderdamfer)” ocean liner steamer ship with box was manufactured by Fleischmann Brothers/Gebrüder Fleischmann (GFN) of Nuremberg, Germany.

The clockwork mechanism is in working order and the propeller spins when wound. We believe the key to be original as this came in the box from the original owner. You’ll notice the Grebruder Fleischmann GFN label on the rear section of the keel by the propeller and rudder.  The box is in fair condition and could use some love. The box is a box for the no. 856 as marked, since this came from the original owner we believe that Fleischmann paired this no. 526 pre-war ship (still using the GFN logo) with their post-war packaging to sell after the war had ended.

This piece is in very good to great all original condition with no breaks, restorations, repairs, or touch-ups. This piece shows the usual patina, fading, dust, chips, scuffs, surface rust, scratches, missing accessories, and wear that are to be expected from age and play. It is approximately 20 ½” L. We invite you to view the photos to further determine quality and condition.    

 

 

A brief history of Fleischmann Brothers or Gebrüder Fleischmann Nürnberg of Nuremberg, Germany:

Fleischmann is a German manufacturer of model railway products. Fleischmann was founded in Nuremberg, Germany in 1887 by Jean Fleischmann as an engraver and maker of handicrafts and paperweights. In 1898, the company began to make tin toys, such as ships, airplanes, and magnetic maritime toys including swimming and walking animals and water fountains, under the name of Fleischmann Brothers or Gebrüder Fleischmann Nürnberg. Many of the early products can be found marked with the “GFN” markings. In the 1920s and 1930s, Fleischmann was best known for its clockwork and live steam mechanism tinplate boats and automotive replicas. In August 1932, Fleischmann bought up the model boat machinery and tooling from Bing when they ceased production. In 1939, Fleischmann took over Doll et Cie and began making the toy trains for which they are renowned today. 

 

Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 24 × 12 × 12 in